Since these were last manufactured it's become clear that the market has moved to lower costs and cosmetics (thin screens) rather than improving the standard for 50" sets. This is Pioneer's top of the line model with hand selected components, factory burn in and special manufacturing attention. Arguably the finest 50" set on the face of the planet and still the standard. After buying sets for my two sons I purchased one more for a future room re-do at my home, that has never occurred. Now my oldest son is relocating to North Carolina and I would like to help him set up a new household - the proceeds from this sale are to benefit his move. Therefore this new-in-the-box set is up for sale. Purchased locally at an authorized dealer with delivery inside my home. We pulled the straps back and lifted off the outer box to verify that the screen was perfect (my son's two sets were also perfect). Then we replaced the outer box and moved the straps back. Has set in an unused bedroom ever since. Please remember that this set has no internal speakers and no tuner. This is a rare opportunity to still get in on the set that remains the standard to this day. Will only ship via truck line strapped vertically to a pallet (which I already have and will include). Will upload photos of the box later.